Leagues Tables

News

Leagues

Matches

Betting
At first Liverpool job was a challenge, Klopp admits

At first Liverpool job was a challenge, Klopp admits

12 Oct 2018, 13:40

 Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he really wanted to go on a sabbatical leave after leaving Borussia Dortmund as a manager.

Klopp was hired by Liverpool in October 2015 to take over from Brendan Rodgers and he admits that it was a challenge taking over at Anfield when he knew little about the English Premier League.

“Since then I’d worked constantly, so I never had the chance to travel around and look over the shoulder of any great managers in the world. I wanted to do that, but then again - new job and I couldn’t.”  Klopp offered.

“I really wanted a change after 14 years managing in Germany, where I knew everything, I knew each team. If you would have asked me about a side in the fifth division, I could have told you the names of at least four of their players,” he added. 

Knowing no player

“Then I came to England and everything is new. Yes, I watched English football before, but I was busy in Germany with my league and with Champions League and stuff. Then, you come here, we play a team - let’s say Hull - and you don’t know one player.

“For the preparations, you have pretty much three days so you watch their games completely differently because I had completely no idea of what they do. In Germany, meanwhile, I knew inside-out how every team played.

Klopp is in his third season at Liverpool and has led them to unbeaten 2018/19 season and have been tipped as real title contenders given the signings he made during the summer. He also led them to a UEFA Champions League finals where they eventually lost to Real Madrid last season.

 

 

 

Related news
related/article
Friday Euro multiple: Win five times your stake
Betting Previews
Friday Euro multiple: Win five times your stake
22 Feb 2019, 12:20
Juventus Star set  to miss Champions League tie after discovery of serious heart condition
CAF Champions League
Juventus Star set to miss Champions League tie after discovery of serious heart condition
20 Feb 2019, 07:00
Most internationals in England: Spain tops with 39, followed by France & Brazil
English Premier League
Most internationals in England: Spain tops with 39, followed by France & Brazil
18 Feb 2019, 13:20
Manchester United vs Liverpool, Vidic predicts the winner
English Premier League
Manchester United vs Liverpool, Vidic predicts the winner
16 hours ago
Kimanzi revels in AFC Leopards win; hails substitutes
Kenya Premier League
Kimanzi revels in AFC Leopards win; hails substitutes
5 hours ago